• Airports release travel advisory guides for Thanksgiving fliers

    2009-11-23

    Thanksgiving is the largest travel holiday of the year in the U.S., and this year AAA is predicting around 2.3 million people are anticipated to fly home for a traditional turkey dinner. In preparation for what is typically the busiest week for the industry, airports across the country have released advisory guides to help travelers have a safe and orderly flight.

    Airports across the country are recommending that passengers arrive a full 90 minutes before their scheduled departure time, with some airports recommending as much as two hours of leeway during peak travel times.

    The Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration is currently maintaining its ban on aerosol, liquid and gel items over 3.4 ounces in carry-on luggage. Film is recommended to remain in carry-on luggage as equipment used to screen checked bags could damage the rolls.

    It is also suggested that passengers carrying presents not wrap anything, as airline regulations will require security personnel to open the package.

    With many companies adopting fees for checked or carry-on luggage, travelers may also want to research all potential costs that may arise from one's travel flight provider.

    Helpful Link:
    TSA: Helpful Hints for Holiday Travelers

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